Torpedo Bombers, 1900-1950


An Illustrated History and Guide

By: Jean-Denis Lepage
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Hardback
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781526763471
Published: 30th January 2020
RRP / Print Price: £30.00

We're unable to collect the current price for this book.
To view the current price, click below.

Torpedo Bombers, 1900-1950

The torpedo-bomber was a very short-lived weapon system, operational for scarcely half a century from just prior WWI to the 1960s. Yet during its brief existence it transformed naval warfare, extending the ship-killing range of ships and coastal defences to hundreds of miles. The Royal Navy and Fleet Air Arm led the way, recording the first sinking of a ship by aerial torpedo in August 1915 but all major navies eagerly developed their own torpedo bomber forces.

The torpedo-bomber reached its zenith in WWII, particularly from 1940-42, with notable successes at the Battle of Taranto, the sinking of the Bismarck and Pearl Harbor. It was the weapon of choice for both the US and Japanese in the big Pacific battles such as Midway. In the latter stages of the war, increasingly effective anti-aircraft fire and interceptor aircraft started to render it obsolete, a process completed post-war by long-range anti-ship missiles.

Jean-Denis Lepage traces the development of torpedo bombers worldwide, describing their tactics, operational history and the aircraft themselves, including such well-loved types as the Swordfish, Beaufighter and Avenger. Over 300 aircraft are beautifully illustrated.

 

 




Some books that may interest you

Bomber Command 1939 - 1940
Bomber Command 1939 - 1940
By: Gordon Thorburn

Wellington's History of the Peninsular War
Wellington's History of the Peninsular War
By: Stuart Reid

Early Ships and Seafaring: Water Transport Beyond Europe
Early Ships and Seafaring: Water Transport Beyond Europe
By: Sean McGrail

Viking Nations
Viking Nations
By: Dr Dayanna Knight

Somme 1916
Somme 1916
By: Paul Kendall

Zulu Frontiersman
Zulu Frontiersman
By: Major C.G Dennison
Edited by: Ron Lock, Peter Quantrill

Painting Wargaming Figures
Painting Wargaming Figures
By: Javier Gomez Valero

A Salute to One of 'The Few'
A Salute to One of 'The Few'
By: Simon St John Beer

Bourlon Wood
Bourlon Wood
By: Nigel Cave, Jack Horsfall



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information
Contact Us

Disclosure: Military History books are affiliates of the suppliers on this website and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.


123 Reg - Jargon-free products that make it easy for anyone to get their business online.